Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger Quilt Festival - Nicole's Journey


My entry in the Blogger Quilt Festival -- Nicole's Journey








In 2009, I discovered Art Gallery Fabrics at the Houston Quilt Show. The feel of the fabric is amazing! I picked up a 1/2 yard bundle of the Color Splash Collection and held it for almost a year before using it for my newest pattern, "Nicole's Journey". For those following my blog, the L'Fair Quilt patterns are named for my family.


Nicole is my fourth niece, mother of 2 girls and 1 boy, and wife to Cody. Her Journey has been special story. For four years, beginning at a very young age of 17, she was the main caregiver to our Grandmother, her Great Grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer's. We moved "Nana" 400 miles away from her home in Texas to live here in South Louisiana with my sister Phyllis, her husband and two daughters. For the first year or so, Nana miraculously still knew how to sew. Nicole patiently filled several bobbins a day to allow Nana to sew all day, every day while we were at work. Our family will be forever grateful to this young woman's patience and dedication in one of the hardest times a family can be faced with.
Very soon, I will add the pattern for "Nicole's Journey" to my side panel for those who wish to have a PDF copy.



15 comments:

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. And you have a beautiful story to go with it. What a special person Nicole is...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and a sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt, and such a wonderful for story about a special person.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very pretty! :D I love how all of the colors make the white pop!

Sarah Craig said...

It's beautiful, Jamie, and only made more so by the wonderful story behind it! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Its so beautiful. Love,love the colous and fabric. Indeed Pat's Art Gallery fabrics are great.

QuiltSue said...

That's a beautiful quilt and a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing both with us.

Cathy said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this pattern. I already have thoughts going thru my head.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful job and what a special memory and quilt in honor of your niece.

xo -El

Miri said...

A beautiful quilt and a heartwarming story. Love how the white stars just pop off the background!

Chris said...

What a sweet story. Nicole deserves a quilt. Alzheimer's is such a horrific disease.

Sandra said...

What a great quilt, usually see clay's choice done in a reverse coloration (star colored, background white). Your design gives the stars a lot of movement.
Thanks for sharing.
Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt and
black/white/pink scrappy miniature

Carol said...

What a beautiful way to honor a lovely young woman's dedication.

Peapod Four said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And made more so by the story behind it.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Love the white stars! They really pop with the color background!

Angie - www.craftedAngles.com